Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

Free Stuff! (The #FindNewHeroes Contest.)

(Sure, it’s pretty simple, but it was either that or “SEX!”. You gotta hit people where you know they’ll feel it, kids.) As I write this I’ve already been awake since 5 am with unbelievably painful cramps; IBS is a … Continue reading

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Boomers On Hooks.

Yeah, the title is a little weird (and slightly pornographic), but it’ll all make sense soon, trust me. In my ongoing push to become the true master of all media – and sell more than ten books in the process … Continue reading

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The Hook Reads: John W. Howell

Some writers tell stories and some build worlds. John W. Howell is a writer’s writer; he truly plays God and infuses life into his characters and gives them entire realities to inhabit, rather than just going through the same motions … Continue reading

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The Hook Reads: Frank Thomas Croisdale.

There’s the family you’re born to and then there’s the one you that finds you, the one you were meant to be a part of all along. My familial journey has been a long, complicated, and often painful one – … Continue reading

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The Hook Reads: Lisa Orchard.

Welcome to my new series, The Hook Reads, where I list items I have read today. That’s right, you are about to be regaled with thrilling tales of everything from what’s on my grocery list to online instructions of what … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Robert Hookey

Originally posted on :
Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. Today I have a special treat for you! I’ve interviewed my great friend Robert Hookey. He’s the author of “Into the Dark.” A Sci-Fi story that’s on my…

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Into the Dark by Robert Hookey Book Review

Originally posted on Girl in Niagara:
If you follow Robert Hookey’s blog, You’ve Been Hooked, then you are already captivated by this author’s writing.  So, when I heard that The Hook had written a book during the pandemic lockdowns, I…

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Into The Dark by Robert Hookey #newbook

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
? Today I am delighted to welcome Robert Hookey (known in some circles as The Hook) to Fiction Favorites. I am happy for a couple of reasons. The first is I’ve been following Robert on…

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Happy Fri-meh, Everyone!

What? A “Frimeh” isn’t quite a “Fri-yay!”, but it isn’t a “Fri-disaster, either. Which brings me to my point. I had my first shot of the Moderna vaccine this week and three things happened the following day: My arm felt … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Round-Up! (Yippee Ki Yay!)

Man, titles are tough… At any rate, I thought I’d share some of the latest developments in my writing career with you, my loyal readers and friends. Promoting Into The Dark on my own is as much fun as scaling … Continue reading

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